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Gio Rana's Restaurant

1220 Queen St E
Toronto, ON M4M 1L7

(416) 469-5225

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (104 reviews) Average Rating Over Time
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Average Cost : 35 Booking Advisable Cave Importante dining Dinner European food Goat Cheese Cheesecake Italian Italian Restaurant Italienne nourriture Only Taken for Large Groups Ossobuco In Bianco Price: $$$ restaurant Restaurants in Toronto Tapas/Small Plates Warm Chocolate Brownie

Hours: Mon-Sat 6pm-11pm
Status: Closed
Payment Methods: Cash


There are very few who can take a non-descript ’50s bank building and turn it into an ironic masterpiece, but Gio Rana is one of them. Not only has he breathed new life into the otherwise bleak corner at Queen and Leslie streets, without breaking the bank, his sense of design-on-the-cheap always seems to work.<br/><br/>As a matter of fact, it is nice, really really nice. Rana’s whimsical style is...
by toronto on November 04, 2013 from toronto

Editorial Reviews

There's no sign, just a "really, really big" "schnozzola" outside this "casual" Leslieville Italian where "solid" "comfort food" (including "tasty small plates") plus "decently priced" wines are offered in "funky" environs featuring mismatched chairs; a "vibrant" crowd means it's often "loud" (and "not for the hearing impaired"), but solid service and affordable prices help ensure it's still...
by zagat on January 13, 2014 from zagat
When it's Friday night and a pleasant dinner out is on the menu, optimally, it'd be a combination of great food (of course), a fun atmosphere, brisk service, and not having to spend much time trying to figure out where to go. Everyone has that go to place. Mine is Gio's.You may also know it by its full name Gio Rana's Really Really Nice Restaurant or alternatively as The Nose due to the giant,...
Rated 3.1 stars by Susan Hu on July 07, 2011 from blogto

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It's really really nice to have a post modernist, ironic statement in the heart of Leslieville. Left over glue covers a ripped up floor, with empty picture frames on the walls, just to name a few touches in this former bank. Gio's menu follows the southern Italian tradition, with veal, involtini, and beef tenderloin, just to name a few.
by n49 on May 08, 2010 from n49
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